Baylor will take on South Carolina at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, March 24 at 7:29 p.m. Eastern on TBS. According to OddsShark, Baylor is favored by 3.5 points and the over-under is set at 135 points.
The Bears survived a tight contest against USC to advance to the Sweet 16. Baylor was inconsistent to close out the regular season but has looked much better to start the tournament. Baylor opened March Madness with a 20-point win over New Mexico State.
Baylor will play another USC team, this time it is the Gamecocks after their upset win over Duke. The East has become the region of chaos with the two top seeds (Villanova and Duke) losing in the Round of 32. The winner will play the Florida-Wisconsin winner in the Elite 8.
The Bears are led by Junior forward Johnathan Motley who has had a double-double in the Bears’ first two games of the tournament. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds against USC in the Round of 32. Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists during the regular season.
South Carolina took advantage of playing their first two games of the tournament in Greenville, South Carolina just a short drive from Colombia. The Gamecocks stunned Duke who was the Vegas favorite before the tournament started. South Carolina defeated Marquette in the opening round.
South Carolina played in front of a rowdy crowd in their upset victory over Duke. While there were many South Carolina fans, there were also North Carolina fans who stayed to cheer against their rival.